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Works loaned from Boston at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Dance at Bougival, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1883; this is the first time the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has lent this collection of Impressionist works to another museum with the MFAH being its only US exhibition; the show will run through March 22, 2022

Dance at Bougival, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1883; this is the first time the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has lent this collection of Impressionist works to another museum with the MFAH being its only US exhibition; the show will run through March 22, 2022

Flowers and Fruit on a Table, Henri Fantin-Latour, 1865; the artist met Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas at the Louvre, where they went in the late 1850s and early 1860s to copy Old Master paintings

Flowers and Fruit on a Table, Henri Fantin-Latour, 1865; the artist met Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas at the Louvre, where they went in the late 1850s and early 1860s to copy Old Master paintings

Pontoise, the Road to Gisors in Winter, Camille Pissarro, 1873; this town, 20 miles NW of Paris, was Pissarro's base for close to 20 years and he created around 300 paintings of the town and its environs during that time

Pontoise, the Road to Gisors in Winter, Camille Pissarro, 1873; this town, 20 miles NW of Paris, was Pissarro's base for close to 20 years and he created around 300 paintings of the town and its environs during that time

The Loing at Saint-Mammes, Alfred Sisley, 1882; Sisley fell in love with this tributary of the Seine, painting it nearly 300 times; he's quoted saying 'every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love'

The Loing at Saint-Mammes, Alfred Sisley, 1882; Sisley fell in love with this tributary of the Seine, painting it nearly 300 times; he's quoted saying 'every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love'

Port of Le Havre, Eugene Louis Boudin, c. 1886; both Boudin and Claude Monet (16 yrs his junior) grew up in Le Havre and Monet says of Boudin, 'I have said it before and can only repeat that I owe everything to Boudin and I attribute my success to him.'

Port of Le Havre, Eugene Louis Boudin, c. 1886; both Boudin and Claude Monet (16 yrs his junior) grew up in Le Havre and Monet says of Boudin, 'I have said it before and can only repeat that I owe everything to Boudin and I attribute my success to him.'

Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, c. 1869; this painting marks Renoir's closest collaboration with Monet as the young artists painted the same subject, sitting side by side; Monet's version is at the Getty Museum in LA

Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, c. 1869; this painting marks Renoir's closest collaboration with Monet as the young artists painted the same subject, sitting side by side; Monet's version is at the Getty Museum in LA

The Forest of Compiegne, Paul Huet, c. 1830; this forest, 50 miles north of Paris, was the site of the Armistice which marked the end of fighting in WWI on November 11, 1918, as well as the Armistice of June 22, 1940 after the Battle of France in WW2

The Forest of Compiegne, Paul Huet, c. 1830; this forest, 50 miles north of Paris, was the site of the Armistice which marked the end of fighting in WWI on November 11, 1918, as well as the Armistice of June 22, 1940 after the Battle of France in WW2

Souvenir of a Meadow at Brunoy, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, c. 1855-65; 100  artworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, were part of an excellent temporary exhibition on the early days of Impressionism

Souvenir of a Meadow at Brunoy, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, c. 1855-65; 100+ artworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, were part of an excellent temporary exhibition on the early days of Impressionism

At the Races in the Countryside, Edgar Degas, 1869; this picture appeared at the first Impressionist exhibition held in Paris in 1874 and provides a nice contrast to the usual ballerina paintings for which Degas is most famous

At the Races in the Countryside, Edgar Degas, 1869; this picture appeared at the first Impressionist exhibition held in Paris in 1874 and provides a nice contrast to the usual ballerina paintings for which Degas is most famous

Spring Pasture, Camille Pissarro, 1889; Pissarro's art transformed in October 1885, when he met the young painters Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who were exploring scientific theories of colors and optics in a style that came to be known as Pointillism

Spring Pasture, Camille Pissarro, 1889; Pissarro's art transformed in October 1885, when he met the young painters Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who were exploring scientific theories of colors and optics in a style that came to be known as Pointillism

In the Opera Box (No. 3), Mary Cassatt, c. 1880; this etching is a tour de force with the museum showing some of the preliminary work where Cassatt worked hard to achieve the desired lighting effects

In the Opera Box (No. 3), Mary Cassatt, c. 1880; this etching is a tour de force with the museum showing some of the preliminary work where Cassatt worked hard to achieve the desired lighting effects

Street Singer, Eduoard Manet, 1862; one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, Manet was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism; his early works are considered watershed paintings marking the start of modern art

Street Singer, Eduoard Manet, 1862; one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, Manet was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism; his early works are considered watershed paintings marking the start of modern art

Carmen Gaudin in the Artist's Studio, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1888; the artist was only 24 when he painted this work which I prefer to his caricatural depictions of cabaret and circus performers which dominate his later works

Carmen Gaudin in the Artist's Studio, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1888; the artist was only 24 when he painted this work which I prefer to his caricatural depictions of cabaret and circus performers which dominate his later works

Algerian Girl, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881; Renoir traveled to Algeria seeking to capture the exotic nature of North Africa and emulate the subject matter made famous in France 50 years before by Eugene Delacroix

Algerian Girl, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881; Renoir traveled to Algeria seeking to capture the exotic nature of North Africa and emulate the subject matter made famous in France 50 years before by Eugene Delacroix

Roses in a Glass Vase, Henri Fantin-Latour, 1890; the artist's paintings of flowers sold well with private collectors in England (England had, at this time, surpassed France in the cultivation of roses)

Roses in a Glass Vase, Henri Fantin-Latour, 1890; the artist's paintings of flowers sold well with private collectors in England (England had, at this time, surpassed France in the cultivation of roses)

Grapes and Walnuts on a Table, Alfred Sisley, 1876; this work is believed to have been painted with the encouragement of his friend Claude Monet; Sisley would only paint 9 still lifes in his career, remaining committed to landscapes

Grapes and Walnuts on a Table, Alfred Sisley, 1876; this work is believed to have been painted with the encouragement of his friend Claude Monet; Sisley would only paint 9 still lifes in his career, remaining committed to landscapes

Port of Saint-Cast, Paul Signac, 1890; Signac - 'it will be advisable first to stand far enough away to perceive the impression of the while, then stop and come closer to perceive the play of colored elements.'

Port of Saint-Cast, Paul Signac, 1890; Signac - 'it will be advisable first to stand far enough away to perceive the impression of the while, then stop and come closer to perceive the play of colored elements.'

River View, Frits Thaulow, c. 1890-1900; this noted Norwegian artist moved to France in 1892, living there until his death in 1906; he's famous for his depictions of rippling waterways under different light conditions

River View, Frits Thaulow, c. 1890-1900; this noted Norwegian artist moved to France in 1892, living there until his death in 1906; he's famous for his depictions of rippling waterways under different light conditions

Fashionable Figures on the Beach, Eugene Louis Boudin, 1865; the advent of train travel in the 1850s brought seaside holidays within reach for middle-class Parisians, who flocked to new resort towns on the Normandy coast

Fashionable Figures on the Beach, Eugene Louis Boudin, 1865; the advent of train travel in the 1850s brought seaside holidays within reach for middle-class Parisians, who flocked to new resort towns on the Normandy coast

Millet's Family Home at Gruchy, Jean-Francois Millet, 1854; planning to be a portrait painter, Millet altered direction after meeting landscape artists Constant Troyon and Theodore Rousseau; his works were sold by Paul Durand-Ruel (later Monet's dealer)

Millet's Family Home at Gruchy, Jean-Francois Millet, 1854; planning to be a portrait painter, Millet altered direction after meeting landscape artists Constant Troyon and Theodore Rousseau; his works were sold by Paul Durand-Ruel (later Monet's dealer)

Grand Canal, Venice, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881; Renoir's Venetian pictures generated some hostility from critics when first exhibited, since they constituted a radical departure from tradition where the city's monuments were shown in accurate detail

Grand Canal, Venice, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881; Renoir's Venetian pictures generated some hostility from critics when first exhibited, since they constituted a radical departure from tradition where the city's monuments were shown in accurate detail

Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Eragny-sur-Epte, Camille Pissarro, 1895; committed across several decades to humble rural scenes and flickering brushstrokes, Pissarro varied his style from Impressionism to Pointillism, excelling at both

Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Eragny-sur-Epte, Camille Pissarro, 1895; committed across several decades to humble rural scenes and flickering brushstrokes, Pissarro varied his style from Impressionism to Pointillism, excelling at both

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